Butler Gallery Entrance

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Butler Gallery is located behind Carnegie Library looking out onto the river Nore. There are two access points.

From Barrack Lane:

  • There is a slight incline up Barrack Lane to reach the entrance of the gallery.
  • There is level access to the gallery from Barrack Lane gate.
  • There is a wide concrete path surrounded by gravel leading up to the entrance door.

From John’s Quay:

  • There is accessible parking at the Carnegie Library. There is an accessible parking space to the right of the Carnegie Library when turning in from John's Quay.
  • There is an extensive ramp to the left of the main gate that leads to the main entrance.
  • There is a second sloped ramp leading up to the entrance door.
  • There is a handrail leading to the entrance door.


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There is accessible parking at the Carnegie Library. There is an accessible parking space to the right of the Carnegie Library when turning in from John's Quay.

Parking Rates (for those without a Disabled Person's Parking Card)
Monday -Saturday 8:00am - 19:00pm
Sunday FREE all day

  • Up to 2 Hours - €1.50
  • 2 - 4 Hours - €2.50
  • 4 - 10 Hours -€5.00

There are two pay stations that take both card and cash.

Alternative Parking:

Butler Gallery Facilities & Mobility

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Information Desk
There is an information desk located in the reception room to the right of the entrance hall. Staff will be able to tell you what’s on and assist with information on the buildings facilities and artworks. There is a digital information panel with details of what’s on. There are also invigilators in the Collection Galleries and the O'Malley Wing who will be able to assist with audio equipment and any questions you may have regarding the buildings facilities.

All Gender Toilets
There are five all gender toilets at Butler Gallery. One is located in the corridor in the Learning Centre and one in the new building extension on the ground floor. Two are located on the corridor of the collection wing on the first floor. They are narrow toilets with wall mounted rails. There is one wheelchair accessible toilet with ample space for lateral transfers, low basin and wall mounted rail located in the new addition on the ground floor.

All toilets are single use. A key is not needed. All toilet doors open outward.

Baby Changing Facilities
There are baby changing facilities in the bathroom on the left beside the stairs in the new building extension.

Levels and lifts
The Main Gallery is accessed by passing through the café. There is level access. The Main Gallery is a double height room.

The Learning Centre can be accessed via a corridor to the left of the entrance hall. There is level access to the Learning Centre.

The Collection Galleries and the O’Malley Collection are on the first floor. There are three ways to access the first floor:

  • The curved stone staircase in the main hall. There is a handrail and the staircase is brightly lit.
  • The concrete staircase in the new building extension. There is a handrail and the staircase is lit with artificial lighting
  • The lift in the new building extension. The lighting level in the lift is bright and there is a mirror to aid exiting the lift.

Seating is available around the building. You are welcome to take a folding gallery chair with you around the building.

Prams and Buggies
The building is fully accessible to prams and buggies.

Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors

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All artwork labels, text panel information, press releases and curatorial texts are available in large print from the front desk.

A Discovery Box with sensory materials is available on request from the front desk.

We provide scheduled live audio described tours throughout the year. For more information contact [email protected] or check out What’s On

Social Narrative Guide

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We have a social narrative guide available to assist visitors with autism and sensory processing needs.

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Guide & Support Dogs

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Only registered guide dogs and support dogs are allowed in the Butler Gallery. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

More to Explore

The O’Malley Collection

The O’Malley Collection includes work from Tony O’Malley (1913 – 2003) and Jane O’Malley (1944 - 2023).

Heritage & Archaeology

Several archaeological digs were carried out from 2010 onwards as part of the Evans' Home refurbishment.

Monastic Site

The site of Butler Gallery has a long and diverse history spanning over 800 years.

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Clock Icon Opening Hours

Monday: closed (except Bank Holidays when Sunday hours apply)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00–17.00
Thursdays: Late Night 10.00–20.00
Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Last admission is 30 mins before closing times